COOKTARDS (Part 2)
Trip Start Apr 24, 2012
5Trip End Apr 30, 2012
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Looked like they came from an army surplus store in the 1950's!! They did fit, and a fair price was negotiated. My sister also told Bob that she could not keep (and really didn't want) so she would drop them off at his store after the rodeo was finished( the agreed price dropped again!) So with boots in hand we set out to find a place for some happy hour action, and a bite to eat before the festivities began :-)
And then.............out of the blue…. Marla gets a phone call from the ABC reporter – telling us to come to the Will Call window after 4 pm to pick up our Meet and Greet Backstage passes starting at 7:30 that evening! WOOOOOO TO THE HOOOOOO! So much more than we expected but so appreciated – once again – thank you Clovis rodeo…. Ohh Here is what the much coveted pass looked like BTW"
Later on that day.....................
We met a bunch of people, some Marla knows from the DCO website, and we went back to Salsa for some margaritas & mexican food! After dinner we all headed over to the Clovis Rodeo grounds to watch the bull riding prior to the start of the concert around 9 ish...........J.J Harrison was really working the crowd, and was kept really busy with about 40 angry bulls! This is a major rodeo for most of these cowboys, and I was really happy to see the winner of tonights bull riding event was a young guy from Alberta Canada!! Yay......giddy-up.
After the bull riding ended most people stayed for the David Cook concert. Just before the concert started Marla and I were invited back stage for a "meet & greet" with David. It was really great to meet him again, and he actually remembered Marla and I from a couple previous m&g's. We got some good pictures with David, and an added surprise............the ABC affiliate Shannon Handy asked if she could tape our visit with David !!
Luckily there were many talented photographers at the David Cook Concert tonight. These shots below were taken by the local radio station Y101, who also sponsored the event !
And then there is this one....................sorry sis, you've been cut!!!
Click on the link above for all the professional photos taken by Y101 Rock, in Clovis California !
The actual concert started just after 9:00 pm. The wind was really blowing, but it didn't dampen the spirits of the band or the crowd ! There were a lot of David Cook fans in the stands, and more that poured out onto the arena in front of the stage.
Below is the play list..............
Hard to Believe
Come Back to Me
.. band intros .. (incl Nick Adams @nickadamsdrums as "newest addition" - drums)
I Did It for You
Goodbye to the Girl
Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin cover)
Whole Lotta Love (partial) (Led Zeppelin cover)
.. encore ..
Fade Into Me (acoustic)
My personal favorites were of course the 2 Led Zeplin covers! Overall it was a great evening,and a Marla and I left the Clovis rodeo with memories that will last a lifetime...........